Tag Archives: hand knit socks

  • On the Virtues of Knitting Scrappy Socks

    The thing I love about knitting is you can take an otherwise worthless pile of scraps and turn them into something valuable. Like socks. (I figure if people can make “fade” sweaters, fade socks can be a thing too.) The other thing I like about knitting is the acceptability of its inherent imperfection. Utterly flawed …

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  • First Socks Complete

          Just in time for the first real rain if the season, my first pair of socks is finished, the last few rows knit by painfully dim lamplight at my mother’s house just as dawn broke.  Hot tea. Check. Kitchener. Check. Ends woven. Check. My weary feet will be comforted today. I regret I …

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